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ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN LIFEGUARD NETWORK

The Australian Lifeguard Network is a community of Pool Lifeguards and aquatic professionals. The aim of the Australian Lifeguard Network is to benefit its members by:

Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV), is a not-for-profit peak industry body for the aquatics and recreation sector.  ARV drives progress in our industry through:

  • Research projects;

  • Networking events and opportunities;

  • Conducting the Industry Awards program;

  • Conferences and seminars;

  • Professional development;

  • Policy and advocacy;

  • Strategic partnerships with local and state government;

  • Enhancing swimming and water safety skills in the Victorian community through VICSWIM and Swim Australia branded activities.

To be part of and to support the aquatic, recreation and leisure industry, you can choose from the following membership categories to suit your professional needs.  To view the respective member benefits, click on the appropriate category below.

 

An ARV Membership also brings with it membership of the Australian Leisure Facilities Association (ALFA).  As ARV is part of ALFA and will be delivering services in Victoria and Tasmania on ALFA's behalf, you will also receive the additional benefits of being part of a national organisation.

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FACILITY MEMBERSHIP

For all types of facilities including aquatic centres, fitness centres, recreation and leisure centres and sports stadiums

This membership category entitles you to receive:

  • two (2x) individual memberships that can be shared amongst your facility’s staff;

  • the ability to spread membership and professional development benefits across a range of staff by just quoting the membership number;

  • preferential booking and access for staff to a wide range of professional development events at discounted prices including the ARV Industry Conference, industry breakfasts and lunches, seminars, workshops and study tours;

  • preferred host of ARV’s Swim Australia Teacher (SAT) courses;

  • preferred host of VICSWIM branded activities;

  • preferred host of industry water safety campaigns or activities such as “Play it Safe by the Water” and “Water Safety Week”;

  • the opportunity to network and build relationships across the entire aquatics and recreation industry;

  • the opportunity to join discussion forums and working groups on key issues;

  • discounted ‘member only’ price for selected ARV industry services, incl. Strategic Consulting and Mystery Shopper program;

  • voting rights (for one representative only) at ARV’s Annual General Meeting;

  • the ability to nominate for the position of Convenor of ARV’s Standing Committees;

  • the ability to nominate a representative to attend ARV’s Industry Standing Committee meetings, including access to the members’ area of the ARV website;

  • access to web resources and on-line forums;

  • access to industry benchmarking information, industry guidelines, technical advice and research;

  • access to regular ARV industry news via ‘ARV Online’ industry email alerts;

  • complimentary business listing on the membership page of the ARV website;

  • complimentary banner promotion (by arrangement) on the ARV home page;

  • tax deduction for your membership fee (see your tax agent for up to date advice).

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

 

For all professionals who work in, consult to, or are a part of the aquatic or recreation industry, including local government, peak sporting or recreation bodies, community, not for profit and aquatic leisure and recreation organisations.

This membership category entitles you to receive:

 

  • access to a wide range of professional development opportunities at the discounted member price;

  • access to regular ARV industry news via ‘ARV Online’ industry email alerts;

  • preferential booking and discounted ‘member only’ pricing for the ARV Industry Conference;

  • preferential booking and discounted ‘member only’ pricing to professional development seminars and workshops including industry breakfasts, lunches and other industry events;

  • preferential booking and discounted ‘member only’ price at ARV Industry Awards evening;

  • the opportunity to network and build relationships across the entire aquatics and recreation industry;

  • access to special ‘member only’ offers from ARV’s commercial partners;

  • invitation to participate on key member-only industry Standing Committees;

  • access to members’ only web resources and on-line forums;

  • tax deduction for your membership fee (see your tax agent for up to date advice).

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